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Our favorite GitHub repos

The trendy five: Starting the new year with the best GitHub repos from January 2020

It’s that time of the month again, time to browse the GitHub trending page and pick the best, coolest, or most impressive open source projects for the month. In January 2020, we saw some self-published books on GitHub that dive deep into JavaScript, a new programming language brought to you by an MIT CSAIL Ph.D. student, an interactive tool for creating diagrams with a hand-drawn twist, and more.

Interview with pandas developer Tom Augspurger

“The 1.0 release does not mean a conclusion, or even slowing down, of pandas’ development.”

pandas has reached the milestone version 1.0.0. The Python library for data analysis and manipulation has already been around for 12 years and is being used in production, so what led to this decision now? We spoke to Tom Augspurger from the pandas developer team. He shared some insights on the new release, his personal highlights and where pandas is headed in the future.

Detect objects with detecto

Python package Detecto released for simple video object detection

Detecto is neither the name of a new superhero nor a detective novel, but a recently developed Python package for training and running object detection models. Built on top of PyTorch, it is designed to be easy to use—and its developer claims that under ten lines of code are enough to run the trained machine learning models on videos.

Should I stay or should I go?

Python 2 end of life: 31% of organizations have no Python 3 migration plans

Its end of life came as no surprise, and yet, many teams still do not have a plan going forward on what to do with their Python 2 apps. A recent study found that while most teams anticipate migrating to Python 3, there are some that will self-support Python 2, and even a few that will rewrite their apps in another language. What challenges will organizations face when they migrate their code?

Bringing home the gold

C wins Programming Language of the Year award for 2019

The first update of the year from The TIOBE Index is here with new rankings of the top programming languages. This update announced the winner of the “Programming Language of the Year” award. Congratulations C! Thanks to its usage in embedded devices and the Internet of Things, C wins the award and enters the hall of fame for 2019.

Time to extract data

Quick guide: How to create a Python-based scraper

The usage of web scraping is actively increasing, especially among large e-commerce companies as a way to gather data in order to compete, analyze rivals, and research new products. Web scraping is a method of extracting information from websites. In this tutorial, learn how to create a Python-based scraper. Dive into the code and see how it works.

Python 3.8 ends the year with a new minor version

Python 3.8.1 arrives with library updates and bug fixes

Python 3.8.1 has been released. The first maintenance update for the 3.8 branch follows the release candidate that became available earlier this month, and it addressed a number of issues. Let’s see what has changed for the popular programming language with the latest update.

Milestone release of Poetry has arrived

Python dependency management tool Poetry reaches version 1.0.0

Poetry 1.0.0 has been released. The Python tool for dependency management and packaging is designed to make these tasks easier. Poetry is compatible with Python 2.7 or 3.4 and above, and can be used multi-platform on Windows, Linux or macOS. The milestone version 1.0.0 adds some new features and commands.